Monday, 3 July 2017

A poem by Michelle Diaz

What time is the Sunrise?


In this darkness it is hard to breathe
No sun, no warmth
Only a suffocating mantle
Stars all gone
Just a dumb black sky
Staring

Once
I saw my dreams
Written in sunlight
Daubed on the cheeks
Of unborn children.
I danced inside

Where is the colour?

I even fell in love with clouds
Watched them take shape
Loved their freedom
How they sang to their own tune
Made their own way

But I cannot find
The hopes I grew inside me

I'm tired
And the night no longer cossets me
She is stern, disapproving
Sends me out, naked
Unfed, wailing









Michelle Diaz is a Supply teacher in Somerset and runs a monthly poetry group. She had two poems published by Live Canon Poets in 2009.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely poem! I enjoyed hearing you read it tonight. x Ama

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